Ibibio Sound Machine Share New Hot Chip-Produced Single ‘Electricity’

    Ibibio Sound Machine have released a new single called ‘Electricity’, which was produced by Hot Chip. Give it a listen below.

    “Even in trying times, ‘without love, there’s no electricity,'” the group’s Eno Williams said in a statement about the track. “This one started out as an idea to mix Afrobeat with Giorgio Moroder–style synth vibes. The end section with Alfred’s korego (Ghanaian 2-stringed folk guitar) solo was already there when we got into the studio, but then we added the big kick drum that happens underneath and Owen from Hot Chip’s crazy drum machine percussion at the end, which gave it a futuristic Afro feel when mixed with the more talking drum parts.”

    Ibibio Sound Machine’s last studio album was 2019’s Doko Mien, which followed their 2017 record Uyai.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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